By: Diane Benjamin
The video of Mikey Cadena being handed over to his mom on October 3rd went more than viral over the weekend. It had well over 1 million views. That prompted calls to officials.
McLean County was forced by Massachusetts to amend the warrant for his arrest to only Illinois. The District Attorney asked McLean if anyone was coming to get him, when the County said no he ordered Michael released.
Michael has been in jail since October 2nd. That means 15 days in jail on a warrant McLean County evidently wasn’t serious about. Michael was deprived of his freedom for nothing. I’m sure his lawyers are looking at repercussions. Judge Hill needs to explain why she had him jailed for 15 days and then changed her mind.
The Pantagraph reporting has come directly from Amber’s lawyer. When Mikey was taken away from family friends in the video he was taken to a room with his mother. People present claim Mikey was screaming in fear, not the happy reunion portrayed. Even though his mom was posting pictures on Facebook within hours, her lawyer has instructed her not to release any pictures or video. Of course Amber’s lawyer claims Mikey is doing well – without any proof.
Amber got Mikey on October 3rd even though she was told twice that day by judges that Mikey was not allowed to leave Massachusetts. She waiting until night when the courts were closed to get the police involved. She returned to Illinois shortly after. If the warranty was only amended because Mikey was in Illinois it should have been amended at least 10 days ago.
The ONLY reason I got involved with this case is because of the Pantagraph reporting. It has always been Amber’s side of the story.
This case is far from over.
Again, a lot going on behind the scenes I can’t report yet.